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Dr. Vinaychandra Patel, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Patel

Vinay Patel, M.D., P.A.

1700 Curie Dr Ste 5000 El Paso, TX 79902

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Dr. Vinaychandra Patel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in El Paso, TX. He graduated from University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine and specializes in gastroenterology.


Dr. Patel's Reviews

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3.9

Based on 16 reviews

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His office called a day before the colonoscopy to come an hour earlier which I did but Dr. showed up 1:45 minutes late to perform colonoscopy. Either he doesn't care for patients time or office cannot coordinate with the doctor. In general, El Paso doctors have a tendency of not showing on time.
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Office visit went well. My complaint is with the prescription process. The staff assured me the prescription for my prep kit had been electronically transmitted to the WBAMC pharmacy. When I went there to pick it up, it was nowhere to be found on ANY of the pharmacy's computer systems. I called the doctor's staff and had them to re-submit it. Two separate pharmacists looked but again could not find it. I have no idea whether the problem is with Dr. Patel's staff or with the pharmacy. All I know is I wasted an hour of my time at the pharmacy and still had to make another trip to the doctor's offices to pick up a hard copy of the prescription. My suggestion for future patients is DO NOT leave without a hard copy of your prescription in your hand, regardless of the staff's assurances that it has already been sent to your pharmacy.
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The doctor and his NP are both very good. However, scheduling appointments is a pain. The person in charge NEVERS answers. You have to leave a message. When she calls you back the next day, if you're unable to answer, you're out of luck. You have to call back and start the process all over again.
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Dr. Patel is the best gastroenterologist I have ever used. He is kind and caring and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone especially if you have any anxiety regarding the procedures he performs.
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Dr. Patel was very HIGHLY recommended by more than one person, and that was good enough for me. He was very professional before and after surgery, therefore, I highly recommend him to all my friends and relatives...
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The appointment scheduler was rude and unhelpful. The office staff are either incompetent or untrained. They wasted over an hour of my time without apology. They insisted that Medicare required a pre-authorization for an initial doctors visit and examination. Thank God there is another GI doctor in Ste 4800. Dr . Cossentino's staff was helpful, competent and consumer-savvy. They took my insurance information and promptly scheduled me with an appointment. Beware of bad service.
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Biography

Dr. Vinaychandra Patel, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in El Paso, TX. He graduated from University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Tx Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
Mayo Clin Grad School
Residency Hospital
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Internship Hospital
University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School

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(915) 545-1252

Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Meritain Health
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Principal Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nausea
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Dr. Patel treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

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Diarrhea
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Dr. Patel treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis E
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pinworm
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders